Rutherford Hayes was president during the “carpetbagger” era, where the struggle for power meant that people were bending the legislative apparatus to lock in control of resources.

Rent seeking (regulatory capture) continues to this day, making it difficult for individuals to ply their trade. Does a hairdresser really need a “license” for “safety”?

Marketer in Chief: How Each President Sold the American Idea – coming July 4, 2021.

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